Navigating Retirement Healthcare Pre and Post-Medicare with Darren Brennan, CFP®, CRPC® (Ep. 25)

Navigating Retirement Healthcare Pre and Post-Medicare with Darren Brennan, CFP®, CRPC® (Ep. 25)

Did you know that today, a couple aged 65 is expected to spend about $315,000 on healthcare costs throughout retirement? That is a lot of money! Have you taken the time to plan for these expenses?  This week on The Retirement Engineer, Jim Kruzan is joined by Darren Brennan, Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Retirement …

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Navigating the Waters of Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) with Dylan Stewart (Ep. 24)

Navigating the Waters of Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) with Dylan Stewart (Ep. 24)

Need clarity around required minimum distributions (RMDs) and their impact on your retirement cash flow? This week, Jim Kruzan, CFP®, CRPC®, is joined by Dylan Stewart, CFP®, CPA, Wealth Advisor at Kaydan Wealth Management, to unpack the intricacies of RMDs and their critical role in retirement planning. Learn about the mechanics, tax planning aspects, long-term …

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10 IRA Mistakes to Avoid (Ep. 23)

10 IRA Mistakes to Avoid (Ep. 23)

Are you making the most of your IRAs to secure a bigger, bolder retirement?  In this installment of The Retirement Engineer, Jim Kruzan CFP®, CRPC® dives into the world of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), uncovering the most common pitfalls that could derail your retirement savings.  From the evolution of IRAs to innovative strategies for maximizing …

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Safeguarding Your Wealth Against Cybercrime with Retired FBI Special Agent Jeff Lanza (Ep. 22)

Safeguarding Your Wealth Against Cybercrime with Retired FBI Special Agent Jeff Lanza (Ep. 22)

The threat of cybercrime and identity theft looms larger than ever, posing a significant risk to individuals’ financial security, especially as they approach retirement. This week, Jim Kruzan, CFP®, CRPC®, welcomes Jeff Lanza, a retired FBI agent with a wealth of experience in cyber security. Together, they dive into the critical and ever-evolving topic of …

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The Intricate World of Long-Term Care and Caregiving — Part II with Becky Eizen (Ep. 21)

The Intricate World of Long-Term Care and Caregiving — Part II with Becky Eizen (Ep. 21)

Caring for an aging loved one is by no means an easy feat. Whether it is you, another family member, or an industry professional who is the one taking the wheel, we want to ensure they receive the care they deserve.  In this episode, Jim Kruzan, CFP®, CRPC®, dives deep into the heart of family …

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Do Our Loved Ones Need Extra Support? The Value of Family Connection — Part I with Becky Eizen (Ep. 20)

Do Our Loved Ones Need Extra Support? The Value of Family Connection — Part I with Becky Eizen (Ep. 20)

Are you or a loved one facing the realities of aging? This week on The Retirement Engineer, Jim Kruzan, CFP®, CRPC®, is joined by Becky Eizen, founder and CEO of the Eizen Consulting Group.  Together, they navigate the often-overlooked aspects of elder care. They explore the critical role of geriatric care managers and how to …

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Integrating Charitable Giving Into Your Retirement Plan (Ep. 19)

Integrating Charitable Giving Into Your Retirement Plan (Ep. 19)

 Charitable giving not only feels good and leaves a positive impact on the world, but it can also provide financial advantages for retirees. In this episode, Jim Kruzan, CFP®, CRPC®, uncovers multiple strategies to weave charitable giving into your retirement and estate planning. Whether you want to maximize your tax benefits or leave a …

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Warm Hearts & One Warm Coat with Beth Amodio (Ep. 18)

Warm Hearts & One Warm Coat with Beth Amodio (Ep. 18)

Are you passionate about making a difference? In light of Giving Tuesday and our 10th annual One Warm Coat Drive, we are taking a break from financial topics to discuss how to create a positive impact on people’s lives! In this heartwarming episode, Jim Kruzan, CFP®, CRPC®, is joined by Beth Amodio, president and CEO …

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Milestone Moments: Navigating 7 Key Ages in Retirement Planning (Ep. 17)

Milestone Moments: Navigating 7 Key Ages in Retirement Planning (Ep. 17)

Between 50 and 72, there are significant birthdays that can impact your retirement finances. These age-based milestones can help you grow your retirement nest egg, avoid financial penalties, withdraw your retirement funds early, and more! In this episode, Jim Kruzan, CFP®, CRPC®, highlights seven legislative birthdays that every retiree or soon-to-be retiree should circle on …

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Medicare 101: The Ultimate Guide (Ep. 16)

Medicare 101: The Ultimate Guide (Ep. 16)

Imagine a retirement where you’re free from the fear of rising, and sometimes unexpected, medical bills. In a world of ever-rising healthcare costs, a solid understanding of Medicare is a necessity! In this episode, Jim Kruzan, CFP®, CRPC®, unravels the intricacies of Medicare and paves the path for a more simplified Medicare experience. Whether you’re …

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